Ron Ankeny Posted March 14, 2004 Share Posted March 14, 2004 OK, I said I'd get back with a couple of graphics that depict my pet peeve, the over abundance of hoser stages. First off, both of these samples are 24 round courses with 8 rounds here, 8 rounds there, and 8 rounds over yonder. Yeah, I know that is unimaginative but myself and a couple of other guys do all the work (building props, administrative duties, etc.) so we only allocate 90 minutes for set up. I go out the night before and get things ready. We have two bays, each is 25 yards wide and 35 yards long. We put a "field course" and a speed shoot/standards in bay one, a classifier and a "field course" in bay 2. Our club is only 2 1/2 years old and most of the guys shoot 10 round guns, so 8-8-8 has been the rule. The image above is a typical start in box A hoser course. People seem to like these types of courses, but for me the novelty has worn off and I think they suck. One more trip to the storage shed for some black tape, a can of spray paint, and a couple of props yields the following: It seems like most of the forum members are under the faulty assumption that all I want is distance. That's not true. Because of bay restrictions, I seldom place a target beyond 15 yards. FWIW, we shot this COF at our last match and folks seemed to like it a lot. The two targets in front of the table were at an angle to the ground and were low, but you could shoot them either standing or seated. In the first array alone the targets were at three different heights. This course offered a challenge to the better shooters, but was easily completed without undue penalty by the newbies. Which stage would you prefer to shoot? My next installment will be how to spice up a speed shoot, lol. This stage was an adaptation of a stage from stageexchange.com. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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